Alcoholism has a variety of causes. When people become addicted to alcohol, it is usually driven by social factors like shyness or awkwardness, medical factors such as genetic susceptibility, and even messages from the media about the attractiveness of having alcoholic beverages. Given the complexity of the disease, most people believe that natural remedies have no role in helping people beat an addiction. However, in combination with treatment and therapy, natural remedies can help alcoholics treat their disease.
Excessive consumption of alcohol can damage the liver and brain cells. People fighting addiction should know that there are herbal remedies like evening primrose oil and kudzu in order to stop the cravings. Good nutrition is a key component of recovery. Research has shown that evening primrose oil tablets do reduce the body’s intense craving for booze. New research about the weed kudzu is also very promising. Where once people were eager to remove this invasive plant, they are now using its healing properties. Lab studies show that hamsters who consume alcohol reduce their consumption when they are given a water extract made from kudzu. Clinical studies on humans are also promising. Kudzu is already used to help people recover from alcohol poisoning or even to perk up after a bad hangover. Milk thistle is also a must for those who want to stop the damage to their liver. Milk thistle protects the liver so it can heal.